South Washington Heights, Roanoke, Virginia

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South Washington Heights is a neighborhood in Roanoke, Virginia, located in far western Roanoke. It borders the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Villa Heights on the north, Wilmont on the south, Shenandoah West on the east and Edgewood-Summit Hills on the west.[1] The neighborhood fronts U.S. Highway 460 (Melrose Avenue) along its entire northern boundary.


Annexed by the city from Roanoke County in 1976, South Washington Heights has a mixture of commercial and residential developments.[2] Today, the neighborhood is noted for the three cemeteries (Fairview, Saint Andrews and Williams Memorial), which occupy 30 percent of the total land area, and Williams Memorial Park.[2]


  1. ^ "Explore Roanoke Neighborhood Map: South Washington Heights". City of Roanoke Department of Neighborhoods. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Peters Creek South Neighborhood Plan: Development History of the Peters Creek South Neighborhoods" (PDF). City of Roanoke Planning Division. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 

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